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12/08/2016
New York, NY
Financial Crimes

Alonzo Knowles, 23, of Freeport, Bahamas, was arrested after a meeting with an HSI undercover special agent in New York. During the meeting, Knowles attempted to sell to the special agent, in exchange for $80,000, approximately 15 movies and television scripts, sexually explicit videos of celebrities and other professionals in the entertainment and media industry that he had unlawfully obtained.

12/06/2016
Newark, NJ
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Wilmer Chavez Romero aka “Charmin,” 27, is charged by indictment with one count each of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to harbor aliens resulting in death; two counts of using a firearm for a violent crime; and two counts of murder in aid of racketeering.

12/05/2016
New Orleans, LA
Financial Crimes

According to court records, Maurice George, 45, of Napoleonville, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and eight counts of wire fraud for the alleged crimes while he was employed by Beier Radio, L.L.C.

11/30/2016
Philadelphia, PA
Financial Crimes

William Joseph Boyle, age 47, of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 78 months and ordered to pay $429,000 in restitution, three years supervised release, $1,000 special assessment, and forfeiture of $415,000. 

11/16/2016
Newark, NJ
Financial Crimes

The charges were announced following the arrest of 11 of the individuals, which spanned several states.

11/15/2016
Newark, NJ
Financial Crimes

Criminal complaints filed in Southern District of New York named the following individuals:  Carlos Djemal, Isidoro Haiat, Braulio Lopez, Max Fraenkel, Daniel Blitzer and Robert Moreno.

11/07/2016
El Paso, TX
Financial Crimes

A federal grand jury convicted the following two men of conspiracy to commit wire fraud: Clarence Counterman, 59, owner of an income tax return preparation business known as Taxrite, and Robert Loya, 52.

10/31/2016
Newark, NJ
Financial Crimes

The defendants are charged with the transfer of funds through dozens of shell companies in the United States and Mexico as part of a scheme to fraudulently obtain tax refunds from the government in Mexico.

10/27/2016
Houston, TX
Financial Crimes
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The co-conspirators allegedly used “hawalas,” in which money is transferred internationally outside of the formal banking system, to direct the extorted funds to accounts belonging to U.S.-based individuals. According to the indictment, these individuals were expecting the hawala transfers but were not aware of the illicit nature of the funds. The co-conspirators also allegedly kept a percentage of the proceeds for themselves.

10/25/2016
Burlington, VT
Financial Crimes

Mathieu Baaklini, 21, Safwan Bensalma, 21, and Brandon Lo, 24, all of Laval, Quebec, and Nicolau Manfredi, 21, of Montreal, were each charged with conspiracy to fraudulently use access devices resulting in the receipt of more than $1,000 in cash.

10/24/2016
Boston, MA
Financial Crimes

Overall, the nearly two million people who participated in TelexFree made 96% of their compensation, not from selling the company’s VOIP service, but from ad-posting and recruiting others to join.

10/20/2016
Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Latonya Carson, 42, of Dallas, was convicted of the following charges: one count of conspiracy to commit theft of public funds, access device fraud and wire fraud; three counts of aggravated identity theft; one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering; four counts of money laundering; and four counts of wire fraud.

10/19/2016
Portland, OR
Financial Crimes

Chae Sun Kim, 62, of Oregon, pleaded guilty to the charges in March 2016. According to court documents, between April and May 2015, Kim and an associate created a Republic of Korea passport using a fictitious name to open numerous bank accounts in the Portland metropolitan area.

10/17/2016
Houston, TX
Financial Crimes

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, a refugee born in Iraq, pleaded guilty Oct. 17 to one count of attempting to provide material support — specifically himself — to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Al Hardan entered the United States as a refugee on Nov. 2, 2009.

10/14/2016
Santa Ana, CA
Financial Crimes

According to the California State Bar, Hall was disbarred in 2012 for “misconduct in three loan modification matters.”

10/07/2016
Santa Ana, CA
Financial Crimes

The identity theft charges to which the seven defendants have pleaded guilty carry a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

09/30/2016
Washington, DC
Financial Crimes
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This agreement brings the total HSI TTU international partners to 14.

09/28/2016
Rockford, IL
Financial Crimes

Patty Cordoba, 44, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, was sentenced Sept. 28 by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala, Northern District of Illinois, to 55 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

09/27/2016
Kingston, Jamaica
Financial Crimes
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) recently hosted a two day transnational financial investigations training in Kingston, Jamaica. HSI officials from the Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit (IFPCU) provided the training and the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Jamaica, Eric Khant was on hand to provide remarks.

09/23/2016
El Paso, TX
Financial Crimes

Marco Antonio Delgado (aka Marco Delgado Licon), 50, was found guilty on three counts of wire fraud, seven counts of money laundering, and nine counts of engaging in monetary transactions of criminally derived property.

09/23/2016
New York, NY
Financial Crimes

The complaint alleges violations of the False Claims Act by Yingshun Garments Inc., an importer of women’s apparel manufactured in China; Marie Rogers former Managing Director of Yingshun; Import Global Designs Inc. and Olgrem Llc, successor entities to Yingshun; and Notations, Inc., a wholesaler of women’s apparel and Yingshun’s biggest customer. 

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